January 22, 2017

Loving Lately – Product Picks

No apologies for not being able to post much – working, living you know the drill. But just because I’m hustl’in does not mean that I don’t get stopped in my tracks by cool and beautiful things.  No way, it happens all the time cuz I am constantly scouring the earth for my amazing clients […]

August 16, 2015

Modern Style – Moderate Budget

Now and then I get a request to do a design plan or shop list for long distance clients and they are so fun!  This weekend I pulled some of my most loved pieces from Bryght one of my fave Canadian furniture sites in order to develop a moody and mod furniture foundation for an […]

May 1, 2015

What I’m Do’in These Days

The new crop of clients this Spring is Ahhmazing and I’m more inspired and excited than ever to scour the earth looking for great pieces.  I have some really great stuff happening like a backyard art studio, iddy biddy boy/girl twin bedrooms (Yay!), some great master suites and living rooms that I’m really excited about […]

April 8, 2015

Blue Crush Bedroom Ideas

My clients don’t have to worry about making a mistake because I walk them through the process step by step and make sure they are comfortable with the choices we make along the way.  I’m working with some past clients on their master bedroom now and step 1 was finding a great headboard.  The wish […]

March 17, 2015

Fireplace Wall Design

Wow Victoria, there is a real reno and real estate buzz in the air right now, and thanks to you my email and phone are busier than ever!  I’ve been getting allot of casual inquiries lately asking about how I work with clients, and for all of you who are on the fence and don’t […]

February 1, 2015

Masculine Master Bedroom

A new masculine master bedroom concept for a client. Global, masculine, moody and sophisticated. If you want some help making the place you live a place you love….contact me, I can help.

January 7, 2015

Finding the Right Carpet

It’s a big purchase and it can stress some people out, so I often get the call to help Victoria area families in finding the right carpet for their home.  This week I have the great pleasure of finding a few carpets for a cool mid century reno of an older house in Oaklands.  I […]

August 7, 2014

Moss St. Basement Suite – Before and After

I’m happy to report that my project on Moss St. is almost finished.  This basement suite was a complete gut job and I was hired to make it comfortable, casual and durable enough to work as a rental property. When I first saw it , it looked like this… I knew I needed to lighten […]

March 20, 2014

Another Design Plan – Nailed It

Every time I meet with a new client I am so excited to get my ideas down and share them ASAP.  You can imagine me at the consultation…arms waving around…heart pumping…I really do LOVE my job!  And it’s so amazingly rewarding when I hear back from clients that they loved it.  I recently met with […]

December 16, 2013

Billy Loves Books

A few days ago my clients books were finally released form their cardboard prisons and found a new home in this enormous new book shelf.  This particular project is still a work in progress with some final painting and library style lighting to do… but as I slow down a bit for my Christmas break […]

September 30, 2013

Wonderful Washroom

This week I made a trip up island to visit a client who had a sad dark kids/guest bathroom.  The goal was to add some light and vitality to the space by painting it and then simply decorating with some vintage and retro bathroom accessories and pillows (made by yours truly).  I even made the […]

September 21, 2013

Some French Elements

I recently started a bedroom and playroom design project for twin girls….I know! Lucky right!  The scheme is a light and pretty french inspired look with lots of soft colours, painted furniture and a generous amount of linen.  My approach to this room incorporated the need for excellent beds that the girls can grow into […]

September 3, 2013

Bedroom Before and After

I finished a bedroom design project yesterday in Victoria, BC  that turned out really great.  I was on a budget and had an existing Persian Rug to work with. My client and I picked the wall colour, Benjamin Moore Waterbury green HC 136, by using online photos of the rug. That was a little risky […]

September 1, 2013

White Hot! Another New Project – It’s White

I’m so lucky to be working with another great family on a White Hot new design project combining contemporary sophistication with some traditional touches. Working on a monochromatic white / Off-white interior is harder than it looks so I am proceeding carefully with each choice. Here’s some of my ideas beginning to take shape. You […]

August 26, 2013

t– USEDay VICTORIA – Vintage Dresser

I’m too busy to post much this week, but I’m never too busy to shop online with Used Victoria! This week I found this handsome blue/green vintage dresser. I’m going to go meet him in person today and see if he wants to be part of a great bedroom I’m decorating in Victoria. Here’s a […]

July 29, 2013

Better Bathroom

I started working with clients in Qualicum Beach a little while ago and now that the summer guests have all gone home we are tackling the kids/guest bathroom. First priority was a paint update (BUT not white!) and then a design concept inspired by the striped West Elm shower curtain. LOVE  I am making the […]

July 1, 2013

Weekend Update

Happy Canada Day!! It’s still holiday time in Canada land and although I made time for a few margarita’s it has been a busy working weekend:) Here’s what I’ve been up to… 1st. A Bench slipcover for Josee and Murray from the Housse 2nd. Sunday morning Swap n Shop in Langford to snag this great […]

May 24, 2013

Distance Design – Use What You’ve Got

This week I am continuing to work  with a client in sunny southern California who has a big leather couch, some thrifted wing back chairs and a desire for a cool change (Little River Band is, and always has been, the soundtrack in my head in case you were wondering). Here is my second scheme […]

May 22, 2013

Design from a Distance

This week I’m working on a new distance client project way down in sunny San Diego! She’s a doll and her kiddos are cuties!  So far it’s going great…I’m full of ideas for re-using and thrifting where possible…and best part is she’s down for anything! Here’s my first stab at an eclectic living dining room […]

May 6, 2013

Pillow Puzzle for a Friend

A month ago one of my best blogging friends asked for some help with pillows for her living room. Her room was being featured because of a new light fixture she installed from Rejuvenation.  The challenge was to make everything around the new light look fab too.  I used her amazingly cool vintage poster art […]

May 4, 2013

New Project – Boys Room

Lately I’ve started a new project for a Boys room. I love the cool blues and relaxed feeling we are going to create by using casual industrial style pieces with art and accessories that are a nod to his interests. Stay tuned for updates on this project! Sources: 1. locker, 2. Painting, 3. Lamp, 4. […]

April 30, 2013

Making an Entrance

Here’s an example of an entryway proposal I am working on for a young family this week … As usual a healthy blend of affordable choices, durable materials and some cool DIY art projects which will make it one of a kind.  I could be doing one for you too! If you want some help […]

April 17, 2013

Little Girl Room No. 2

So I have finished my concepts for the two rooms and my fabric order has been placed. yay! One room is a little more bright, and the other a little more pink.  To save money I have used some of the same fabrics in both spaces, and we are using the same chalk paint but […]

April 12, 2013

Girls Room – One Down, One to Go

If you’re following along with my design of two girls rooms, I have an update.  Progress is being made on furniture purchases (Thank you Used Victoria!!) and we now have two wood frame beds, two french inspired desks and plans to paint them with chalk paint in the next couple weeks (Come On Sunshine!! We […]

March 20, 2013

One Room Challenge – Reveal

Whoa we made it! The One Room Challenge is a friendly competition between 20 design bloggers to finish 20 rooms in 6 weeks.  The brains behind this crazy creative explosion is Linda from the blog Calling It Home and she’s encouraged us all to get’er done.  Thank you for letting me play again Linda!! You’re […]

February 21, 2013

Design Therapy – Downstairs Living Room

I had “one of those days” yesterday..everything went wrong…And I’m the first to admit that I may have a tendency to embellish a story now and then…but this was an incredibly rough one and I hated it!…a pity trip to Dairy Queen was entertained but not acted upon…Instead I went to my happy place and […]

February 6, 2013

One Room Challenge – Downtown Apartment

Woohoo! It’s happening again peeps…The One Room Challenge is back and this time is more exciting than ever because we are moving on out of my house and into a client space! Follow along for 6 weeks and you can see how I work and maybe take away some inspiration to complete a room in […]

October 10, 2012

Pillow Whisperer

I don’t do ‘Pillow Talk’, I’m a pillow whisperer. So, last week when a reader emailed me a question about her pillows I knew just what to do.  She wanted to incorporate one of my pillows into the mix (smart girl!) and she needed help with sizes, colours and patterns. She told me she wasn’t […]